Published: March 31, 2000

MacLeod Starts Season with Win at Uist & Barra

Glasgow, Scotland – The first big contest of the 2000 season, the annual Uist & Barra competition, was held here today at the Piping Centre, and Roddy MacLeod, playing at his place of work started the year well by taking the overall prize.

MacLeod garnered the prize by winning the Piobaireachd event and placing third in the March, Strathspey & Reel. Gordon Walker of Cumnock, Scotland, who recently took a full time teaching post at the Piping Centre’s cross-town rival, the College of Piping, won the MSR.

The event is reserved for those carrying an “A” grading by the Competing Pipers Association.

The full results were:

Piobaireachd: 1st Roddy MacLeod, Cumbernauld; 2nd Willie McCallum, Bearsden; 3rd Stuart Shedden, Glasgow; 4th Iain Speirs, Edinburgh; 5th Gordon Walker, Cumnock.

MSR: 1st Gordon Walker; 2nd Angus MacColl, Oban; 3rd Roddy MacLeod; 4th Willie Morrison, 5th Stuart Liddell, Invereray.

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